For graduate level Law and Ethics courses in Educational Leadership Programs
A user-friendly, coherent look at the study of legal issues in a real-world, problem-based approach that emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for successful PK-12 leadership
In this real world, problem-based approach to law and ethics in educational leadership, the author emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and dispositions today’s educators need to be successful leaders. In a user-friendly, coherent approach to the study of legal issues, how changes in law and society impact decision, and how to apply ethical frameworks to future decision-making, David Stader encourages candidates to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize legal knowledge and ethical frameworks and then present their own views in a logical, coherent manner.
Included are case studies designed to expose PK-12 leadership candidates to the ambiguity presented by many of the problems they will face as school leaders; Power Points and a test bank that includes decision sets similar to the SLLA and ISLLC certification examination; an overview of several new U.S. Supreme Court decisions impacting PK-12 education; an emphasis on school safety issues; a look at student and employee use of social media; and an overview of student-on-student victimization, including sexual harassment, bullying, cyber-bullying, dating violence, and sexting
Table of contents
The Importance of Ethical and Legal Decision Making
CHAPTER 2: Legal Bodies Governing Education
CHAPTER 3: Education, Religion, and Community Values
CHAPTER 4: Student Privacy and First Amendment Rights
CHAPTER 5: Due Process and Safe Schools
CHAPTER 6: Student Search
CHAPTER 7: Equal Protection
CHAPTER 8: Children with Disabilities
CHAPTER 9: Tort Liability
CHAPTER 10: Teacher Employment, Supervision, and Collective Bargaining
CHAPTER 11: Teacher Constitutional Law
CHAPTER 12: Computers and the Internet
CHAPTER 13: Law, Ethics, and Educational Leadership: Making the Connection
APPENDIX A: Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America
New to this edition
The Second Edition of this widely popular text includes new case studies, an up-to-date look at school safety today, a better understanding of the legal rights of English Language Learners, an awareness of the impact of recent U.S. Supreme Court and federal district appeals courts on education, a look at the role of the social media in education today, and much more.
New case studies in every chapter encourage analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of legal knowledge and ethical frameworks, encouraging candidates to “think like a school leader.”
Readers get the most up-to-date look at today’s critical issues of school safety. The additional emphasis on school safety gives readers important information in a logical, coherent, easy to understand manner. Covered are threat assessment, due process, and student-on-student victimization including bullying, cyber-bullying, date violence, and sexting.
Educators get a better understanding of the legal rights of English Language Learners and the responsibility of school districts regarding the education of legal and illegal alien school children through the inclusion of clear, understandable information about this fast growing population.
Instructors and leadership candidates gain an awareness of the impact of recent decisions on campus and district leadership through the book’s new overview of several new U.S. Supreme Court and federal district and appeals court decision impacting education today.
PK-12 grade teachers, principals, and superintendents see what students really think about their schools’ educational leadership policies through the addition of student off-campus speech in electronic formats such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Xanga.
Readers gain a better understanding of the new challenges for school leaders face regarding employee use of the social media in their personal communication. Chapter 12, Social Media, looks at the effects of the use of Facebook, Twitter, and other sites that employees create and maintain on their computers away from school and what these sites divulge to students.
Features & benefits
Leadership candidates get:
The knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to be successful PK-12 leaders through the text’s real-world, problem based approach.
A user-friendly, coherent approach to the study of legal issues, how changes in law and society impact decision making, and how to apply ethical frameworks to their own future decision-making.
Numerous opportunities to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize legal knowledge and ethical frameworks to begin thinking like school leaders.
Illustrative case studies designed to familiarize them with the ambiguity presented by many problems they will face as school leaders and to encourage them to analyze the circumstances surrounding the dilemma and respond appropriately.
Instructors get access to:
Power Points and a test bank that includes decision sets similar to the SLLA and ISLLC certification exam
Professor David L. Stader currently serves as Department Chair of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Before coming into higher education, David spent nineteen years as a high school principal in Missouri. His primary research interest considers how changes in law and society influence the decision-making of campus leaders. He is the author of two recent textbooks entitled Law and Ethics in Educational Leadership published by Allyn & Bacon in 2007 and A Leaders Guide for Safe Schools, published by Christopher-Gordon Publishers in 2011. In addition, David has published numerous articles specifically related to his primary research interest. Professor Stader holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo.